Our local team in northern NSW

Meet our team in northern NSW At Niche, we are committed to delivering excellence to our clients. We do this by drawing on our consultants’ local experience and knowledge to provide superior specialist environmental and heritage services that have positive impacts on our client’ projects and the communities in which they operate. Now, due to…

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Lawrence Smith joins Niche management team

Niche Environment and Heritage is pleased to announce the appointment of Lawrence Smith as regional manager for NSW. Lawrence brings with him over 20 years’ experience in the management of professional service, engineering and consulting firms, including 10 years leading Coffey’s operations as regional general manager. At Niche, Lawrence will be responsible for business performance…

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Knowledge, experience and enthusiasm

Niche is pleased to announce the recent appointment of three new consultants to our growing multidisciplinary team. Jane Austen joins the team in Queensland. Jane has 13 years’ experience in heritage management including Aboriginal and historic projects, and community consultation. She has recently worked within City of Gold Coast Council’s heritage unit and as a…


Niche sponsors NSW Coastal Conference 2018

Once again, Niche is proud to be a sponsor of the NSW Coastal Conference, taking place from 7 to 9 November 2018 in Merimbula. The event focusses on best practice in coastal management and brings together more than 200 delegates working within the fields of coastal and estuary management, research, education, service provision and policy.…

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Opportunities in biodiversity offsetting

It pays to think outside the box Biodiversity offsets are now integral to project approvals in most states in Australia and are a significant expense to developers, so at Niche we work with our clients to turn offset liabilities into positive commercial outcomes. “Green tax” or commercial opportunity? In many cases, offsets are viewed by…

ecological assessment, solar farm, new energy, renewable energy, NSW

Project case study: Springdale Solar Farm

Our consultants recently undertook an ecological assessment for a proposed 100 megawatt solar farm near Sutton NSW, close the ACT border. The State Significant Development involved the assessment of ecological values within the study area under the Biodiversity Assessment Methodology (BAM) and our assessment determined how the proposed solar farm is likely to have an…

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Dr Kevin Rains presents at ASHA conference

Heritage specialist Dr Kevin Rains from Niche’s Brisbane office presented at the joint conference of the Australian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) and the Australian Institute of Maritime Archaeology (AIMA), on Friday 28 September 2018 in Parramatta. His presentation, entitled The Ravenswood Mining Landscape and Chinese Settlement Area Project, was based on Niche’s involvement in…